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Senior Pipeline Estimator - Senior Target Pricing Analys
Ref No.: 18-17557
Location: San Ramon, California
Senior Pipeline Estimator (Senior Target Pricing Analyst)
San Ramon, CA
6+ Month Contract
W2 only, NO corp to corp or 1099


Responsibilities:
• Provide pipeline project estimates
• Provide target price negotiating support within a 6–10 person team, directly with contractors/company representatives (in person) bidding for the project
• Research and develop target pricing for ongoing projects, ultimately developing a "bottoms-up” resource loaded estimate detail
• Aid and assist with the development of historical data, archival and analysis comparison reports
• Assist the price validation team
• Provide change order support when needed, during project construction and close-out
• Support estimate reporting and reviews
• Prepare, review and/or supervise (when delegated) the preparation and presentation of pipeline estimates with minimal supervision
• Provide technical direction and support training activities, when delegated
• Work with construction and contracts personnel to prepare crew-based estimates assigning labor, equipment and materials to standard pipeline activities to meet project requirements
• Provide "means and methods” and constructability analysis during early stages of project design and in project review meetings
• Develop conceptual estimates, supporting project organizational and administrative activities
• Maintain relationships with project personnel, particularly with individual discipline group leaders and project managers
• Prepare and supervise the preparation of cost studies, trend estimates, capital cost estimates, alternatives and estimates in specialized areas
• Assist in the overall negotiation of received bids by negotiating target pricing directly with the contractor and project management groups
• Review design scope criteria and quantities for completeness and reasonableness; coordinate with project personnel to develop additional estimating bases when information provided is incomplete; establish the conceptual scope of studies when the definition is not available
• Prepare basis and assumption documentation
• Coordinate pricing structure and/or criteria to be used for the pipeline discipline which meet the objectives of the cost estimate

Minimum Qualifications:
• Experience in pipeline or mechanical estimating, utility pipeline estimating preferred
• 5-7 years of estimating experience with an emphasis on pipeline projects
• 4-year degree or equivalent experience
• Extensive knowledge and experience in EPC, crew- based estimating practices and methods
• Ability to organize, direct, perform, review and present cost estimating products with minimum supervision
• Demonstrated ability in pricing negotiation
• In-depth knowledge of pipeline construction activities, crew composition, realistic production rates, working restriction, and project schedules; first-hand experience setting up activity based resource loaded estimates; knowledge of estimating indirect costs to support large pipeline projects
• Thorough understanding of established cost index, escalation calculations and projections; thorough understanding of cost engineering and estimating industry standards for administrative, supervisory procedures and practices. This position requires specific experience in estimating pipeline installation and/or pipeline upgrade projects.

Travel Requirements:
• Up to 25% travel to project sites (typically no overnight travel is required)
• Site visits include site meetings job walks